Callie Miller | Studio 5 Q. Miller Handmade Jewelry Jewelry
I am a Montana native, second generation metalsmith, and owner of Q. Miller Handmade Jewelry in Bozeman, MT. I began metalsmithing alongside my mother at the age of 11. Over the past 26 years I have developed my own style and sense of design that draws inspiration from the natural world, and the manmade structures that occupy so much of that world. Each piece of Q. Miller jewelry is hand fabricated in a unique 26 step process that was developed by me and my mother. Materials include sterling silver, pewter, jeweler’s brass, copper, argentium silver, natural semi-precious stones, glass and metal beads, and unusual natural elements. When designing, I like to highlight the natural beauty of the stones I have chosen, and balance them with texture, shapes, and contrasting materials in my metalwork. I strive to pair wearable design with light-hearted titles that will inspire positivity in the wearer. The incorporation of colloquial language through the naming of each piece offers a level of engagement between the myself and my clients that goes beyond the visual experience. My jewelry can be found in contemporary art galleries, at juried art festivals, and online at www.qmillerjewelry.com.